Enraged teen prompts SWAT standoff

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SAN DIEGO – A teenaged girl who was considered volatile was in custody after a six hour standoff in Mira Mesa Tuesday night.

The standoff started when San Diego police received a call that an unnamed high school student was “very upset” with her parents and threatened to harm herself, a police officer said.

SWAT-Standoff-in-Mira-MesaPolice went to the home in the 9000 block of Clover Circle at 4:30 p.m. SWAT members joined the police standoff at 6 p.m. when the 18-year-old girl barricaded herself in a bathroom.

Family members said there were several guns in the house, including a handgun, rifle and shotgun, but officers said the suspect did not have any of them when they took her into custody.

Officers cleared people out of nearby residences as a precaution.

SWAT officers waited patiently for hours, finally making contact with the teen late late in the evening. After threatening suicide several times, the high school senior turned herself in to police officers at 10:20 p.m.

The teenager was taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

5 comments

  • Bill Bradsky

    How poorly do you have to treat your child that she'll be driven to chase you out of the house weilding a knife? They should really look into abuse here.

  • DavidM

    So for an 18 year old girl SDPH got to roll out their up-armored HUMVEE. SDPD will say "well, there were firearms in the house," to which I respond "Were they locked up? Did she have access to them? Did someone give you any hint that she might have one? Or was the suggestion enough to justify a massive show of force in the neighborhood?"
    When is someone going to ask when common sense decided to leave our law enforcement community?

  • Fred

    Someone needs to slap the sh** out of the little bitch and charge her parents for the police response !!

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